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USA Truck Announces Executive Team Appointments

VAN BUREN, Ark., May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- USA Truck, Inc. (Nasdaq: USAK) announced today that Burton Weis has been promoted to the position of Vice President, Operations and is now an executive officer of USA Truck.  Chad Van Kooten, Vice President, Sales, has also been promoted to an executive officer position.  Both promotions are effective immediately.

Mr. Weis, 39, has been employed by the Company since 1993, most recently as Vice President, Human Resources.  Mr. Weis has extensive experience in many areas of the Company including eight years of field management in our terminal network.  He has served as Director, Operations and Vice President, Customer Service since returning to the Company's Van Buren, AR general offices.

Mr. Van Kooten, 42, has served as Vice President, Sales since 2003.  Mr. Van Kooten has over 13 years of service with the Company during which he also served as Director, Business Development and Training and as an Account Executive.

"These promotions reflect our ongoing efforts to place our best people into the roles in which they can have the greatest positive impact on our results.  Burton and Chad have accumulated a wealth of knowledge about USA Truck and will help us advance our culture of focusing equally on the needs of our customers, our employees and our shareholders.  They will work closely together to build lane density in our Spider Web freight network and to execute Spider Web freight with the operational excellence we expect.  I am pleased to welcome them to our executive management team," stated Cliff Beckham, the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements generally may be identified by their use of terms or phrases such as "expects," "estimates," "anticipates," "projects," "believes," "plans," "goals," "intends," "may," "will," "should," "could," "potential," "continue," "future," and terms or phrases of similar substance.  Forward-looking statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of our management and are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, some of which cannot be predicted or quantified, which could cause future events and actual results to differ materially from those set forth in, contemplated by, or underlying the forward-looking statements.  Accordingly, actual results may differ from those set forth in the forward-looking statements.  Readers should review and consider the factors that may affect future results and other disclosures by the Company in its press releases, Annual Report on Form 10-K, and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We disclaim any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect actual results or changes in the factors affecting the forward-looking information.  In light of these risks and uncertainties, the events and circumstances discussed in the forward-looking statements might not occur.

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